CHAPPAQUIDDICK

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: John Curran Stars: Jason Clarke, Ed Helms, Jim Gaffigan, Bruce Dern, Kate Mara, Clancy Brown, Jim Fiore, Olivia Thirlby. This engaging historical docu-drama is a cynical study of corruption, ambition, power, the power of celebrity, the abuse of power, and family. Chappaquiddick centres around the scandal that surrounded Senator Ted Kennedy and the tragic drowning of political staffer Mary Jo Kopechne in 1969. The incident almost cost Kennedy his political career and certainly derailed his Continue reading

5 TO 7

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Victor Levin Stars: Anton Yelchin, Berenice Marlohe, Frank Langella, Glenn Close, Lambert Wilson, Olivia Thirlby, Eric Stoltz, Jocelyn DeBoer. This low budget US/French co-production offers a refreshing take on modern relationships and cross cultural relationships and has a small charm that will win over some audiences. This was a long term passion project for writer and director Victor Levin, who first began developing the script in 2007. Brian Bloom (Anton Yelchin, from the rebooted Star Trek series, etc) is 24 and an aspiring writer, Continue reading

THE WEDDING RINGER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jeremy Garelick Stars: Kevin Hart, Josh Gad, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Affion Crockett, Jorge Garcia, Dan Gill, Corey Holcomb, Ken Howard, Mimi Rogers, Colin Kane, Cloris Leachman, Jenifer Lewis, Alan Ritchson, Aaron Takahashi, Olivia Thirlby, Ignacio Serricchio, Nicky Whelan, Josh Peck, Neal Israel. The term a Kevin Hart comedy is something of an oxymoron, as Hart is an unfunny comic actor with a grating screen presence. His previous film was Ride Along, an unfunny, unpleasant and dull variation on the odd couple buddy cop formula that Continue reading